Posted On 22 May 2020
Another week done and another week closer to getting back to normal – whenever this may be! Mrs Shaw has asked that I do the Weekly Wave today so here it is. I thought I’d start by telling you something my daughter said. I asked her the other day to think really hard about the first place she’d like to go to when all this is over, I thought she might say her grandparents’ house, the park, even school… but no… McDonald’s for a Happy Meal! Ask your child and see what they say. I’m not sure where I would go, just ‘out’!!
After the 9th week away from the children we all continue to be grateful for the support we are receiving from our families. We are constantly amazed by the amount and quality of work some children are producing and the stories of how you are just getting on with it all. Some staff members at Marfleet have children at home too and they know how hard it is trying to work, look after the children AND then try and teach them at the same time – it can be virtually impossible, so well done to all! Next week would have been the final half term holiday of the year and we have decided that the children (and the parents!) would benefit from a break and so no home learning will be set, this includes both the weekly email from teachers and physical packs that some parents have been collecting from the school office. For those parents who wish to maintain some form of learning then IXL Maths, TT Rockstar and Bug Club can still be accessed online. A reminder too that school will be completely closed on Monday due to the Bank Holiday, although we will be open the rest of the week for our most vulnerable children and for those children from critical worker families. You will also still be able to contact teachers via Bloomz and email should you need to.
Teacher phone calls.
This week our Key Stage 1 and Early Years teachers began making phone calls to the children within their class. We hope this has been a positive experience for your children. The staff have greatly enjoyed hearing the children’s voices and it has really given them a lift. Teachers will continue to ring their pupils every 2 weeks. Next week it will be the turn of Key Stage 2 so expect a call from your child’s teacher at some point and hopefully your child will be willing to have a quick chat with them. Please be reassured that this is purely for the benefit of your children, we want them to feel that school and their teachers haven’t forgotten about them and we hope that a quick chat can lift your child and even add a bit of motivation for some home learning!
Plans from 1st June
Hopefully you have now seen the letter from Ebor regarding the reintegration of more children to school from the 1st June. Ebor’s stance is that we will only open our schools to more pupils if we are satisfied the risks have been mitigated to the extent that it is safe to do so. The health and safety of staff and pupils is a guiding principle in every decision we make. At Marfleet we of course fully support this and as a result, the staff have been working hard behind the scene to make sure our school is as safe as it can be. We really appreciated your quick responses stating whether you would like your child to return and this had helped us plan accordingly. If you indicated that you would like your child to return to school from 1st June and your child is currently in the Nursery or Foundation Stage, then you will receive an email next week with further details. As stated in Ebor’s letter, if conditions allow it, gradually and in a phased way, there would be a reintroduction of children to school, first from Nursery classes, then Foundation, Year 1 and Year 6. Once we receive any more information we will be sure to pass it on.
As ever the teachers have thought hard about the stars of the week. Well done to all those picked this week!
⭐Stars of the week ⭐
Buttercups: Olly E – for always having a positive attitude to his home learning ⭐
Daisies: Riley H – for great effort with his writing this week ⭐
Tulips: Jayden K – for a really grown up conversation on the phone ⭐
Sunflowers: Matilda T – for being so kind and helpful at home ⭐
Willows: Marcel L – for an incredible news bulletin ⭐
Birches: Gethin E – for having a fantastic day yesterday, showing not only his super research but also being so helpful at home! ⭐
Elms: Max F – for working hard on IXL adding decimals and reaching 100 score. ⭐
Oaks: Tyler C-H – for always working hard each and every week.! ⭐
We all hope you have a fun Bank Holiday weekend. Fingers crossed that the sun keeps shining!